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LIVE: Crash on the 215 impacting traffic

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — There is a major crash on the western 215 Beltway between Charleston Boulevard and Far Hills Avenue. Both directions of traffic are being severely impacted.

It is unclear if there is one large crash or two separate crashes.

Both north and southbound 215 between Charleston and Far Hills is impacted. Expect big delays... Read More

Breezy winds help to dry out the air

Sunny skies and noticeably drier air that has already moved into the area. Increasing southwest breezes through the day will help dry out the air even more into the weekend with temps falling a few degrees. But Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast has more heat returning for kids getting back to school next week!... Read More

School board approves $100k settlement to family of teen shot at Canyon Springs HS

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Clark County School Board voted in favor of a $100,000 settlement to the family of a teenager killed at Canyon Springs High School in September.

Eighteen-year-old Dalvin Brown was shot and killed at Canyon Springs High School last year. The junior was gunned down near the school’s baseball field after a fight. 

Sixteen-year-old Kayin French was arrested in connection to his death.
According to his arrest report, there was a planned fight involving three students beating another student after school near the baseball fields. 

Brown and French were involved in the fight when French shot Brown. 

North Las Vegas Police interviewed one of the students involved in the fight who initially said he didn’t know French’s name but later admitted to having lied and identified him as the shooter... Read More

CCSD votes in favor of settlement for family of teen shot, killed at Canyon Springs High School

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School Board voted Thursday in favor of a $100,000 settlement for a family who lost their son to on-campus violence. According to North Las Vegas Police, 18-year-old Dalvin Brown was shot and killed at Canyon Springs High School last September.

Police said the junior was gunned down near the school’s baseball field after a fight. Sixteen-year-old Sakai French is facing charges of murder with the use of a deadly weapon and possession of a dangerous weapon on school property for the Sept. 11 shooting. Sakai is being charged as an adult.

According to his arrest report, there was a planned fight involving three students beating another student after school near the baseball fields. Brown and French were involved in the fight when Sakai shot Brown. ... Read More

CCSD hires more social workers, puts plan in place to address mental health issues

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District pushed mental health to the forefront of important issues Thursday. It’s one of the safety components Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara wants to continue improving upon this year.

More than five years ago, the school district only had 20 social workers for roughly 320,000 students. Now, nearly 200 social workers provide support services and are implementing a new way of discipline in schools called Restorative Practices.

“It’s a belief, so it’s that everybody in the classroom has equal playing field and mutual respect and so if something happened an offense happened per se, then how the classroom deals with it,” said Niki Maloff, school social worker for CCSD.

CCSD’s trying to change how it deals with students’ bad behavior. ... Read More

Shaquille O’Neal donates to school kids

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – What does back to school have to do with sports?

Well, it’s a big deal in southern Nevada for one NBA legend, who was a force around the basket with multiple championship rings. Shaquille O’Neal offered his generosity to hundreds of kids with a new school year on the horizon. In fact, Las Vegas rolled in the ‘Diesel’ putting smiles on a lot of faces.

8 News Now Sports
anchor Jon Tritsch has the story. ... Read More

WEB EXTRA: Shaq teams up with Zappos to donate shoes, school supplies to Las Vegas kids

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Kids received a big back to school surprise Thursday. Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal stopped in Las Vegas to hand out shoes and other school supplies to the kids.

It was all a part of the Shaq-to-School event at Zappos.

“It’s a beautiful sight to see all those kids walk through the lines and they have a hundred different items, sneakers, backpacks, jackets, book bags, calculators, Play-Doh,” Shaq said.

And now because of the NBA Hall of Famer and Zappos, 2,200 kids will be able to put their best foot forward on the start of the new school year on Aug. 12... Read More